The smartphone is offered in two versions — 2GB RAM + 16GB storage, and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage — and can be bought both online and offline. However, the distribution of the Redmi 5A India earnings by sales and variant channel wasn’t shown by Xiaomi.
The Redmi 5A was published in India on December 7, priced at Rs. 5,999 and Rs. 6,999 for its 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM versions, respectively. Soon thereafter, the 3GB RAM option became accessible offline too, with the cost going around Rs. 7,499. However, Xiaomi provided a Rs. 1,000 discount on the first 5 million units of the foundation model, bringing its powerful cost right down to Rs. 4,999. Additionally, Reliance Jio offered a cashback of both Rs. 1,000 on both variants. Buyers will need to purchase a minimum recharge of Rs. 198 for 12 months to avail the cashback, which will make them eligible for 10 vouchers of Rs. 100 which may be redeemed while buying a recharge package.
The smartphone sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) screen, and can be powered with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. From the camera section, the smartphone carries a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, coupled with LED flash and PDAF on the trunk. On the front, the Redmi 5A has a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture. There is a committed microSD card slot (up to 128GB) as well.
Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, a 3.5mm headphone jack, plus a Micro-USB port. Sensors on board comprise an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity detector. It runs to a 3000mAh battery, together with 5V/1A charging, rated to deliver up to 8 days of standby time, and 7 hours of video playback. It steps 140.4×70.1×8.35mm and weighs 137 grams.